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Sugrue is impressive in terms of what he has done with Laois in less than a year.

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General discussion / Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:13:00 AM »
There will be draws today
Is that a prediciton?

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 21, 2018, 08:38:57 AM »
Sepp Blatter was the one who sacrificed World Cup quantity for quality.
 Here's the Guardian on Saudi Arabia

"Saudí Arabia have not won a match in 4 World Cups.
Saudi Arabia, who suffered a minor scare when an engine on their plane caught fire before landing on Rostov-on-Don on Monday, instead have not found the back of the net in their last four World Cup outings.    "

The absolute piss take is of course Qatar, hosts next time. Never even qualified.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Concerned Gaels
« on: June 21, 2018, 07:43:50 AM »
This isn't a case of bringing politics into sport. It's not a political protest. It's a humanitarian issue in the same way as campaigning against apartheid in South Africa was a humanitarian issue. Terming it 'political' is just a cowardly excuse for burying the head in the sand. As I said on here earlier, campaigns and boycotts through the medium of sport was an important and an effective tool in the fight against S. African apartheid. If it was effective in helping ending apartheid in S. Africa then that made it the right thing to have done, and it makes it the right thing to do now. The GAA isn't being asked to do anything here. Nobody is demanding the Palestine flag be flown alongside the tricolour on the grounds flagpoles - they are merely being asked not to treat the flag of Palestine as some sort of nefarious, offensive item and their 'patrons' who carry it as some sort of criminals. Someone took exception earlier to my use of the 'right side of history' term, but it is appropriate. The GAA have to do very little here in order to stay on the right side of history. Their current stance will be one that they risk looking back on with some shame and embarassment..

The difference is, for example, that the Springboks at the time represented the Apartheid state and it was to the eternal shame of Ireland and the IRFU that we broke the boycott and toured there. Did IRFU every apologise? Will it cost Irishmen a bother at the weekend?

The GAA on the other hand gets used inappropriately for all kinds of causes, that are nothing to do with the GAA. The murder of Palestinians is to be utterly condemned. But Palestine too is a fundamentalist regime. Both crowds are a bunch of religious fanatics and I doubt those who fly the flag would want their wife, or girlfriend or daughter living under their fundamentalist laws. Both crowds, Zionist and Palestinian, murder and torture under the name of their fairy tales. Do we need flags like that flying at GAA games no more than we need flags under which innocent blacks were lynched, hung, murdered, burned alive. Like the rugby crowd, does it even cost us a bother.
The Palestinians are not religious fanatics. They are an oppressed people.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 21, 2018, 05:21:30 AM »
There was a segment on CBS world news ( not exactly a trump love fest), but they interviewed a poor woman from along the border, who was thinking of crossing  the border with her grandson , but now was afraid to in case they would be separated.
Reporter asked her why she was going to US , she replied, “ the Cartels have killed the rest of my family and she was afraid to stay. “  is that also Trump’s fault ?
I also think it is terrible separating families, but if folks believe that all the blame lies with Trump, they are off their rocker.
The liberal media in the US are scrambling right now for anything negative.
The economy is booming, unemployment is at 3.8% , ie, full employment
the FBI nonsense is coming to a head , and they need something to distract the American people about feeling good about themselves.
There isn't full employment. the labor participation rate never recovered from 2008
https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS11300000

Most of the new jobs don't pay much either.
If the economy was booming the Fed wouldn't be in charge


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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 20, 2018, 10:24:16 PM »
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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 20, 2018, 09:45:59 PM »
Whitey is a rhubarb version of Ann Coulter.

Meanwhile


https://mobile.twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1009484666339028992/photo/1

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GAA Discussion / Re: Concerned Gaels
« on: June 20, 2018, 03:12:53 PM »
The Dunnes strikers back in the 80s got awful abuse from the Dunnes stores for better value is not political crowd  . Everything is political.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 20, 2018, 02:58:34 PM »
Whitey has reached his Aughrim on this.

Trump and Coulter are well into Nazi territory. Trump for saying the US was infested with immigrants. Coulter for saying the kids were child actors.

Meanwhile Fox News host Laura Ingraham described the detention centers in which the children were housed “as essentially summer camps”

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GAA Discussion / Re: Concerned Gaels
« on: June 20, 2018, 01:00:42 PM »
The GAA has always been political in the north . The breakthrough Down team of 1960 and many others were regularly hassled by the insecurity forces.
The British Army built a helicopter base on the grounds of Crossmaglen Rangers. "f**k youse.  We are going to win an All Ireland" was the result.
Aidan McAnespie was shot dead outside a football pitch.

I think it was Nehru who said the man who has gotten all he wants is in favour of peace and order.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: June 20, 2018, 12:14:41 PM »
Serious question for the hurley folks -
Now that they've been played what are ye're thoughts or observations  on the 2 Provincial Round Robins and the Joe McDonagh?
They need some sort of break in the middle.
The JoeMcDonagh is a big improvementioned especially with promotion. Maybe less fair on Leinster regarding relegation.
Overall I think the reforms have been good. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Concerned Gaels
« on: June 20, 2018, 11:42:35 AM »
Everybody is in favour of the GAA being apolitical, until it is their personal political stance being excluded.

Is the GAA apolitical though? History tells a different tale.

I thought it was not 'Party' Political.
Some times are more political than others.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Concerned Gaels
« on: June 20, 2018, 10:27:11 AM »
The US had just pulled out of the UN human rights council because Israel can't take the heat. Israel is an apartheid state.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/19/us-quits-un-human-rights-council-cesspool-political-bias

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